Stats recorded: May 31, 2007
Current Weight: 39.6 pounds
Current Height: 40.25 inchs
Next doctor appointment: Sometime in April 2008
May 31, 2007: Belle weighs 39.6 just shy of 40 pounds which is exactly where she should be for her age; 75-90 percentile. She's 40.25 inches tall which is in the 50-75 percentile. She didn't get any shots this time thankfuly and was give a great bill of health. We talked about her starting school and how we need to test her for peanut allergy before she starts. This isn't a hard test just give her peanut butter at home durring her doctor's office hours incase anything happens.
Belle was a good girl for the doctor as always! :)
April 18, 2006: Belle weighs 35 lbs (75 to 90 percentile) and is 37.5 inches tall (50 to 75 percentile)! Glowing report for Belle again. She was just a total character in the doctor's offices, amusing the doc and the nurses. She is healthy and developing great. She did get one shot, a Hepatitis A immunization. Poor thing did NOT like that. She cried but settled down good, I could tell she was just a bit angry about it.
The only points of concern were her constantly having a sinus cold this year. The doctor (and I agree) feels that she has allergies so we are going to have her tested soon. Her doctor also agrees that Belle maybe a bit of a gifted girl and gave me the names of some places where we could have her tested to find out. This isn't such a huge rush but is important for when she hits school this fall since gifted kids tend to get bored quicker if they aren't properly challenged and I don't want Belle to be bored and thus not enjoy it.
Finaly since she is now 3 years old it is time for her first trip to the dentist! :) The doctor gave me two recommendations for that too so we will be doing the dentist trip before long. Will definately report back on that.
April 29, 2005: Belle weighs 28.5 lbs (75 percentile) and is 34.25 inches tall (75 percentile)! Belle is doing great. She is a bit tall for her age group but that's okay... although Brad fears he's going to be towered over by his daughter when she grows up. :) The doctor said Belle is growing just perfectly and was also surprised about how smart Belle is. She recommend not having her intelligence assets however until she was past 3. Belle got one vaccination (Hep A). She didn't cry at all! She watched as the nurse gave her the shot and just said "That's hurting" but that was it! She was then much more happy about getting a cool Snoopy bandage. :) She's such a trooper.
October 1, 2004: Belle weighs 24.8 lbs and is 31.5 inches tall! Her head circumference is 47.8cm. Doctor again said Belle is doing just stellar. Her growth and development is perfect. Belle did however have to get some medication for a cold she's been fighting. And she got a flu shot and one vaccination. But Belle, even sick, did just great! She's got such personality that the nurses there just adore her.
July 8, 2004: Belle weighs 23.12 lbs and is 30.5 inches tall! Her head circumference is 47.5cm. Doctor said she is "text book perfect"! The doctor was impressed with her big vocabulary and her personality. Saying she's going to be a smart one. She wasn't worried at all about her not walking on her own yet. Doctor said that it is common for kids who's vocabulary and problem solving abilities are a bit advanced to take a little longer to walk. But that she ill catch up in no time. Plus, Belle is having NO trouble getting around. :) She did have to have a couple more shots. She was so brave but annoyed as usual. As for her iron she is now on a multivitamin that has iron in it. Hopefully she'll like the taste of it as much as she did the plain iron.
April 22, 2004: Belle weighs 22 lbs and is 29.75 inches tall! Her head circumference is 47cm (big ole brains!) :) Doctor said she is, as always doing great! She did have to have a couple more immunizations today. She was so brave but very mad about them. They also checked her iron levels again and they are just perfect. So we will be continuing her iron which she strangely enough seems to love. Our mission now.... introducing table foods!
January 2, 2004: Belle weighs 20 lbs 2 oz and is 28.5 inches tall! That's almost 2 and a half feet! Doctor says she's doing great and can start trying out some finger foods. They also did a little blood test to test to see if she's anemic. It came back that she is slightly so she has to take some iron vitamins. But the doctor said it's nothing to worry about, that it's very common in breastfeed babies. And Belle didn't even flinch when they pricked her toe for the blood test. She's so tough. :)
October 3, 2003: Belle weighs almost 17 lbs now (16.14 to be exact). Head circumference is 43 1/4cm. She is in the 50-75% for both weight and height and the 75-90% for head circumference. Growth wise she is more in line with 9 month olds now. The doctor said she is doing spectacular! That she is text book perfect. :) Of course we didn't need a doctor to tell us that. She also got more shots this time, and she was SO good. She cried but recovered much quicker from then the last two times. She's getting to be such a big girl. The doctor was also impressed by her two (soon to be 4) teeth.
August 8, 2003: Belle weighs 15lbs and is 24inch long. Her head circumference is 42 1/8cm. She's in the 50% of height and 80% in both weight and head circumference. Doctor says that Belle is just amazing. That she has the strength and size of a 6 month old! She did however have to get more shots which her and I hate. But she didn't cry as long after them this time so that was good. She got the same series of shots she got last time.
June 3, 2003: Belle weighs 12lbs and 4oz now. A gain of exactly 2 pounds since her last appointment. She also grew over an inch. Doctor says she's doing just great. She did have to get 4 shots today. She got her IPV, DTAP, HIB, and HepB vaccinations today. She and her parents did not enjoy it either. :( She cried so hard and it was so painful to watch. But she's doing fine now and getting lots of loving.
May 2, 2003: Belle now weighs 10lbs and 4oz. Yes she gained a lot! But that's good. She is 21 and 1/2inch. She had the pleasure of peeing on the scale when they weighed her. :) Doctor says she's doing just beautifully. She had a shot which she did NOT like at all. It was her Hepatitis B vaccination.
April 11, 2003: Belle went in for her second PKU test. She was such a good girl and didn't cry at all when they poked her foot. She just squirmed enough to let us know she wasn't crazy about the test.
April 8, 2003: Belle had her first doctor's appointment. She weighed in at 7lbs 12oz. Yes that's less then she weighed at birth but it's perfectly normal for babies to loose weight right after birth. She is 20inch long. She was very good for the doctor and the doc says she's just doing great.
April 2, 2003: Belladonna was born at 12:34am. She weighed 8lbs and 6oz, and was 20.5inch long. Her apgar score was 9 (apgar is a way of quantifying a newborn's initial condition. A 9 is a very good score. Click here to read more about it: http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/pregnancy/childbirth/3074.html ) Belle was declared just as healthy as can be. She had a touch of jaundice but not enough to even have blood work done.